Oct 14, 2019  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020

Software Development Certificate


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The goal of WSCC’s Software Development Certificate is to provide entry‐level Information Technology course work in programming, web page development, and network technology. This certificate provides a solid foundation for students that plan to become employed and those planning to pursue an associate’s degree in Network Services. Students following this program will have the opportunity to learn the information necessary to earn Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.

This progam is pending approval by the Department of Education, and is therefore not yet a Financial Aid eligible program.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a degree or certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Department of Education passed an initiative designed to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt in order to pay for their education. The data is provided for students of WSCC so students can make an informed choice about a program and the potential for gainful employment of that program. For WSCC, these are programs that are less than an associate’s degree. Click here to view the Software Development Gainful Employment information.

This program incorporates a recognized industry certification as part of your degree program. You will study for and complete two separate Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams (included in the cost of tuition).

Courses by Placement/Transfer


The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study


Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 20 Contact Hrs


Total: 15 Credit Hrs | 16 Contact Hrs


Certificate Total: 31 Credit Hrs | 36 Contact Hrs


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